Providing Pastoral Care During A Pandemic | WYPR

Providing Pastoral Care During A Pandemic

Aug 12, 2020

Rev. Denise White (front) is a staff chaplain at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Credit Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Efforts to slow transmission of the coronavirus have affected nearly every walk of life. Two chaplains tell us how they’ve creatively adapted their approaches to offer comfort and care to patients and staff during this time of social distancing. Rabbi Jeffrey Orkin is director of pastoral care at Levindale long-term care facility. And Rev. Denise White is staff chaplain at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Because visitors are are allowed in only a few circumstances during the pandemic, she says the solace she can offer patients is even more urgent.